Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wednesday Vignette, brown speckles and white flowers

The subject of this week's WV is Arthropodium candidum 'Maculatum'...

Brown speckles and white flowers, on a New Zealand native that prefers part shade and even moisture.

I've grown this one before and sadly it disappeared after a cold winter. But it makes a great vignette while it's still around.

Weather Diary, July 4: Hi 84, Low 55/ Precip 0

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19 comments:

  1. That's fabulous! Took me a moment to realize the flowers weren't peeking through from another plant. I've tried brown Carexes with no luck. They offer such a great color contrast with so many things in the garden.

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    1. I've got a couple others in deeper shade, their flowers aren't so striking.

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  2. What a great plant! I love the speckles. Too bad it's not hardy.

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    1. It's plenty hardy, until it's not.

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  3. A groovy plant that works very well with the companions in your garden, especially the saxifrage. Too bad it doesn't stay around longer. If you're a fan of brown grasses that are quite hardy, I'd be happy to send you a chunk of sod from my lawn;-)

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  4. It's lovely when it bulks up like yours. Couldn't get this to thrive in our garden.

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    1. We'll see how long this one sticks around.

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  5. That's a wonderful plant! I wonder why Arthropodiums aren't more commonly sold in nurseries? The only place I've ever found A. cirratum is via mail-order from Annie's and I've never seen your delightful specimen anywhere.

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    1. I've only ever seen it on offer from Xera plants, a local grower.

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  6. What's not to love about this plant?

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  7. So cute! I have a little one, but far from as nice as yours. They are such odd little plants!

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    1. This one was newly planted this spring, it's settled in nicely!

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  8. Love the speckles. Funny how polkadots are so rare on foliage.

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    1. Which makes them all the more fun when you find them!

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  9. That's 1 very cool plant.

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  10. It volunteered all over the place last summer. This year: nothing. Such a charmer, if somewhat quixotic.

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  11. Oh how I love this. Might be time to buy more stuff to lug in and out of the house over winter....

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